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Movin’ Out the Banjos For Synth?

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Movin’ Out the Banjos For Synth?

In a move that could make some diehard fans cringe, Mumford and Sons leader and namesake Marcus Mumford has revealed that the neo-folk rock band may replace some of the banjos on their next album with synthesizers. “We’ve always done what feels good, rather than what we’ve thought long and hard about, and we’ll do whatever feels soulful next, whether that’s with an electric guitar or a...

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Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dies After Onstage Collapse

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 | 0 comments

Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dies After Onstage Collapse

Mike Scaccia, the guitarist for Ministry and Rigor Mortis, died on Saturday night at the age of 47. Scaccia was performing onstage at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of a 50th birthday celebration for Rigor Mortis singer Bruce Corbitt, when he collapsed. Shortly afterwards, he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Scaccia appeared on recordings by a host of Ministry...

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Fans, Musicians Interpret Beck

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Fans, Musicians Interpret Beck

Earlier this year, when Beck announced plans to release his ‘Song Reader’ book, which features sheet music for 20 songs he wrote but hasn’t recorded, he hoped other musicians would take on the challenge of piecing together the tunes and maybe even try recording them. Now that ‘Reader’ is out — it hit shelves earlier this month — some musicians are doing just that, and Beck has started a...

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I Fight Dragons “The War of Cyborg Liberation Tour”

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 | 0 comments

I Fight Dragons “The War of Cyborg Liberation Tour”

Chicago’s own I Fight Dragons combines pop/rock with chiptune, and features electronic sounds made using Nintendo Gameboy and Nintendo Entertainment Systems. I Fight Dragons appeared on the entire 2012 Vans Warped Tour in the US and Canada. I Fight Dragons will be appearing with  Protomen, MC Lars, and Skyfox at Metro on December 14. Gitcher tix quick, here....

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Stick To Your Guns Fitness

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 | 0 comments

Stick To Your Guns Fitness

No lounging about backstage for these guys. Stick To Your Guns are launching a new video series about keeping healthy while touring. Learn some of their fitness routines and watch them resist food temptation in this health-on-the-road video. Come see the payoff at the Infamous tour in CHICAGO December 13 at the Bottom Lounge. Tickets still available here! Take a peek at Kids Can’t Fly....

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Killers Holiday Tune For Charity

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Killers Holiday Tune For Charity

Here for their annual Christmas single, are The Killers! The band recorded “I Feel It in My Bones” featuring Ryan Pardey on vocals, on a day off during their U.K. tour. The Killers will release “I Feel It in My Bones” on December 4th on iTunes. All sales from the song will benefit RED,  a charity to fight HIV. Hear it HERE!  ...

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